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Diabetes Bites - curated collection of recipes for type 1 & type 2 diabetes

A curated collection of recipes for type 1 and type 2 diabetes by a diabetes educator and nutritionist, complete with nutritional information.

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Original recipe: https://damndelicious.net/2014/07/07/quinoa-enchilada-casserole/

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 10-ounce can Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 4.5-ounce can Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • ½ cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • ½ cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8×8 or 2 quart baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, enchilada sauce, green chiles, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin and chili powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spread quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and cheeses have melted, about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with avocado and tomato, if desired.
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